THIRD OF EARTH’S SOIL IS ACUTELY DEGRADED DUE TO AGRICULTURE

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Earth Soil Degraded

Isn’t that a crazy number? Soil is of tremendous importance for our food. And the need for food continues to rise as the growth of populations rise.

Oftentimes people defend conventional produce and say it’s just as healthy as their organic counterparts. Well, yes, plants are tough. They can handle the poisons sprayed on them. Have you ever looked in between side walks and along busy freeways? Plants grow everywhere!

That doesn’t make the chemicals good for you. Actually they disrupt the hormonal balance in our bodies and can cause serious diseases.

One thing organically grown producers do that conventional producers don’t is that they care for the soil. They rotate crops and give crops a necessary break and let it’s do it thing. This is all a part of the ‘organic’ label that you buy into.

This article is based on this news item from The Guardian
Read more about organic farming for soil health

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